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By 10,000 Plurality The Star Is Daily Elected Seattle's Favorite Paper
There will be no band music in the parks this
summer. But profiteering on the public has already
begun.
Boating U 50 per cent higher than it was last
Vjrear and three times as costly as it is in Point De
fiance park, Tacoma.
Ice cream cones, sandwiches, coffee, peanuts,
were advanced. Balloons for kiddies went up.
Yet the park board indicates a willingness to treat
further with a profiteering company that has so
clearly shown itself unfit to deal with the public.
Seattle is not going to be satisfied with any park
board assurance that profiteering will hereafter be
VOLUME 23
WIFE'S DEATH CRAZES SEATTLE SHIP WORKER
FIRES AT WOMAN: KILLS SELF
Home
Brew,
I Gov. Bart declares It Is useless
1 far him to oall a specjal- aeasloa of
J tho legislature to revise the tax
A kwt Almost everything that the
MtoTeraor doe* is useless, but he
i night give somebody a chance to be
'•useful. ~~~
.see
/•'
"Sims Doe Is res Speech on Irish
Soema Garbled" —news headline. Ah.
, the wonderful roast beef and old
'port of England!
• ' • e
Capt Joseph F. Bernard. Arctic
explorer, returned to civilisation and
didn't know the war was over.
Neither do we.
see
"Seattle woman sues for ISO,OOO
la heart halm action." —News head
line.
Her heart action seems to be
pretty good.
| S, see
Albert H. Ryan thus abjures Home
Brew: V
"Yon tell >m. you've got the
kick. Miss Grey's readers say there
are no '9& models to be found In '2l
attire, and the only way you can
tell 'em la to look under the hood."
• • e
L Edward Bok has set aside the sum
lof $200,000 and will give $lO,OOO
to Philadelphia's most
useful citizen. It ought to go one
year to the man who shows Connie
Mack how to get out of last place.
•. • •
A men In a small town In England
Is attracting the attention of
scientists because of his remarkable
memory. It Is said he has »0,000
ftfctg stowed away in his brain, but
we'll wager he is the kind of a
man who forseta —
To bring home the spool of thread
his Vlfe told him to buy for her.
' To fill the tank with gas and the
radiator with water.
To sprinkle the plants when his
wife Is away.
To return the book to the library
w'heß It Is due.
• e •
NATURAL histoky note
All sporting editors play kelly pool
and When their opponents miss a
shot say. "Oh, you oil can!"
e • •
THEY LAI'GH AT this in
ENGLAND
"How long should spaghetti he
cooked," axks a correspondent In a
HLsm Journal. About 28 Inches, we
Wilnk. Is the right length.—l'unch.
Ixindon.
e e e
Fishing Is getting to be a hazard
ous occupation since the boys make
their own bait.
• • •
OCR SMASHING SERIAL
SCENARIO
t (Episode No. 1)
Percy Hull, secret service agent, on
the trail of The Red Horror and his
band of Insane bolshevlsts, Is cap
tured and brought Into the mad
man's chamiter. The door is lock
ed from the outside.
He opens the door of a cnpbosrd
snd the body of a dead man tumbles
out grinning horribly. Hall staggers
b;uk, and as he does so his foot
presses on a secret button. Another
door files open and discloses the
skeleton of a woman, a Jaunty hat
at an angle on her grinning
skull.
Driven to desperation, Hall tries
to sleep. As he drops off to slumber,
the celling of the room descends by
hydraulic pressure. It Is Just eight
Inches from the bed, when • • • t
(Mors tomorrow)
Heather
Tonight, fair; Sunday, fair
and uarmer; moderate
westerly winds.
Temperature U<t 24 Iloor*
Maximum, 62. Minimum, 54.
Today noon. <O.
SCHOOL CHILDREN
NOT SAFE FROM
THE DOPE RING
Unbelievable Facts of Menace to
Youngsters Unearthed by
White Cross Worker
C| It your child safe from the narcotic habit?
Q Don't laugh this off; it is one of the most serious
questions of today.
S Nothing is so amazing as the widespread growth of
e "dope" habit in the United States.
(f In this startling situation the most astounding phase
is that which is revealed by Miss Dulac today—the
danger to SCHOOL CHILDREN.
(tilth article Iky the girl sader-eerer
werker far the While Crone, who Is writ
ing. evrlu.li el? far The Star, her ad
ventures In .mashing the Seattle dapc
rlag.)
by nAHiR nruc
I hope this Installment of my story
reaches the eye of the man who sat
In the seat beside me In an Eust
Madison street car the other day.
He had Just finished reading a
news dispatch from Now York telling
of the discovery of and apprehension
In that city of a drug ring composed
of school boys, 12 and 14 years old,
who were teaching their schoolmates
the deadly habit.
"IU NK!" HE HAYS
OK DOI'K HI HI NESS
He turned to me and laughed.
"Bunk!" he said. "You can't believe
anything you read about this dope
business."
I was boiling mad. but I held my
temper. I merely asked, "Have you
ever come in close contact with this
dope business?"
SIMS ORDERED
TO GOME HOME
Denby Cables Him to Report
at Once
WASHINGTON, June 11.
tary of the Navy Denby today or
dered Rear A«lmlral Sims to return
to this country and report to him
Immediately.
Denhy sent the following cable
gram to Sims:
"Remainder your leave revoked.
You will return to the United States
Immediately and report at once In
person to the secretary of the navy.
Acknowledge."
Denby nent his cable before re
ceiving any reply from Sim* to a
previous me.«sage directing the ad
miral to advise the navy department
whether his remarks concerning
Irish sympathizers before the Eng
lish Speaking Cnlon had been cor
rectly quoted.
Some naval officials believe that
Denby sent his cablegram today be
cause he was angered at the delay
|ln receiving Hfftis' reply to his first
message, and because Sims had con
tinued making speeches
What action Denby will take when
Sims reaches Washington was u
nubject for speculation. It was be
lieved the least punishment would
be a severe rcprlmac '
PARK BOARD PROGRAM:
controlled and checked by a written contract These
people have forfeited every right to consideration.
If you catch some one sucking eggs in your hen
coop, you are not going to hire him for night watch
man.
These would-be concessionaires have been tried
out. They have tried to rob the public. They DID
rob the public. It ought to be below the park
board's dignity to have anything further to do with
them. On the contrary, the board should consider
it ah act of Providence that their true color was re
vealed.
To sign up a contract with proven profiteers is a
The Seattle Star
Entered **. Second Claea Matter May I. KM, at the Poatofflce at R<-attle, W«ih„ tinder the Art of Congreaa March t, 1»7». Per Tear, by Mall, |5 to ft
"No." he nai<], "and never wilt. I'm
not bothered about it."
"You're a father. I suppose?"
"Yea. Got a couple of kids going
to school. One of 'em came home
the other day and asked me dome
foolish questions about dope. I told
him there wasn't any such thing
TMht's the best way. What they
don't know don't hurt 'em."
hciiooi, (iiii.imrvs
IHH'K RING IN BKATTLK
My advice to that man In to go
home tonight and tell his child some
few real facta about dope, else the
child may find them out for himself
some other way.
1 didn't tell him there'* a school
children's dope ring right here In Se
attle, because I retUixud it would have
done no good, lie would merely
have laughed.
Hut I spent two weeks of the hard
est work of my life getting at the
root of that children's ring, and I
know what I'm talking about.
You probably read In The Star sev
eral weeks ago that "the mysterious
girl White Cross worker" had held
up a dope Joint single handed within
a few blocks of police headquarters
and arrested two men. That Joint
was the tap-root of the children's
dope ring.
SCHOOI, (IIII.DHKN
BECOMING ADDICTS*
That school childien ore becoming
addicts Is not surprising, In view of
certain facts,
In 1*1(1 a census taken by the In
ternal revenue department showed
660.000 addicts registered hi the
United States. By "registered" Is
meant their names were on police
blotters anil hospital records—they
were known addicts.
In 1919, only three years later,
Commissioner Daniel c. Roper went
before congress and ma/le the as
tounding assertion that there were
1,500,000 registered addicts that the
department knew about.
There are reputable physicians In
this town who will tell you that they
are called upon time after time to
attend some school child who "has
something the matter with It," the
parents don't know what, a short
diagnosis showing ihe child in a user
of drugs.
You may recall the story of 0"or
gle (lee, the Chinese Informer, who
was found murdered In Newark, N.
J., In 1918. CJee was Just beginning
to probe the school child phase of the
narcotic business. He had turned up
some of the worst dope gangsters In
New York. He was found mutilated,
IT urn U> I'ago 4, Column 3)
On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise
SEATTLE, WASH., SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1921.
Motherless children of John A. Boatman, who Saturday killed himself after firing two
shots at hi* housekeeper, Mrs. Hanna Reef. The babies, Armilla, at left, and Andrew, at
right, were found unharmed by police, playing happily, unmindful of the tragedy that had
made them orphans.—Photo by Price & Carter, Star staff photographers.
JAP ATTACKED
BY AUTO THUGS
Beaten While Working on
His Farm
j Attacked by a gang of eight men.
who jumped from two automobiles
and beat him severely while he wan
working In hi* strawberry patch
near De* Moines, J. Nakatsu, Japan
jese, la confined In bod by hla in
juries, according to reporta reaching
Sheriff Matt Btarwlcb'a office Hatur
day.
Another Japanea* who came to
Nakatau'a assistance, the re porta
stated, ran when rock a were hurled
at him. And haa not been found.
Deputy aheriffa aro Investigating
the matter.
SHE INTENDS
TO REMAIN
NRW TOHK, June 11.—When Mrs.
Mary Mandalay wouldn't get out the
landlord had a tiling of workmen
tear out a wall of her apartment.
She stretched a sheet across the
opening and stayed In.
Youth Convicted
of Killing Rancher
ROSKHURO, Ore., June 11.—
Floyd llomalne, 18, charged with
murdering Alie Glvens, rancher, wan
convfrted of ft rut degree murder
early today. The Jury recommended
Imprisonment for life.
Flags Ordered at
Half Staff Sunday
Flag* were ordered to fly at half
staff Sunday in honor of the mem
ory of Colonel F. S. Oalbralth, na
tional commander of the American
Legion, who was killed In an auto
accident Tuesday. *
In an official proclamation, Act
ing Mayor Heakrth urged the citi
zens of Seattle to attend the me
mortal services for Colonel Galbruith
which will be held at the Arena at
2 jj. m. Sunday.
FOUND AT PLAY IN HOUSE OF DEATH
gross injustice to the public. This board may think
it can control prices, and may intend to do so. It
may be even willing to fight out its right in court to
cancel the contract if further profiteering is proved.
How about the next board? And the next?
A 10-year contract means that for the next 10
years Jthis profiteer concern will be deep in poli
tics in the endeavor to keep on the park board thftse
friendly to it There will be many loopholes for
profiteers in the future, as in the past.
THE ONLY SAFE RECOURSE IS TO HAVE
NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM.
Once the park board throws the park concession
wide open to public bidding, there is every assur-
SPECIAL SESSION?
OH, DEAR, NO! SAYS
MR. LOUIS F. HART
BPOKANK, June 11.—A liked if
he proposed to rail a special Ben
nton of the Washlnicton leglsta
ture to deal with the tax problem,
Louis K. Hart, governor of the
state, said:
"Why, how absurd! I never
heard of such a thlnx.
"I should say not."
Peace Resolution
Is Up in House
WAHHINGTON, June 11.—After
exactly aix delaya since the Knox
resolution was passed by the senate,
the I'orter peace resolution, a sub
stitute measure of republicans In the
lower branch of congress, was called
up for action in the house today.
I'lans are to force the measure to
a vote before 5 o'clock today, after
which conferencea between the sen
ate and house will be necessary tq
Iron out difficulties before peace can
be declared.
Train, Bus Collide,
Four Are Injured
I/)B ANGELES, Calif., June 11
Four persons wmi injured when a
motor bun collided with a Pacific
Electric freight train at a grade
crossing Into last night.
The Injured were:
Miss Helen Fldde, Tacoma, Wash.
Mrs. Kldde, Tacoma.
Mrs. Harry Mutter, Ontario. Cal.
Mlsk Blanche Muller, Ontario, Cal.
Two Jury Venires
Drawn in U. S. Court
Two pot It jury venlron were drawn
In federal court Friday. The firnt is
to report for duty June 14, the other
June 10.
TT'S TREASURE
- 1 ISLAND NOW
NEW YORK, June 11.—They are
calling Long Island "Treasure Isl
and" since a gang of workmen dis
covered 48 quarts there.
PROFITEERING? YES!
BAND MUSIC? NO!
TRAIN ROBBER
MIKES ESCAPE
Posses Pursuing Man Who
Fled From Guards
TACOMA, Wash.* June 11—Tor
humanity's sake, men, take off thia
[Oregon boot. It hurts my feet ter
ribly."
Hoy Gardner, California mail rob
ber, still handcuffed, played on the
sympathies of the two guards con
veying him to McNeil's island fed
eral prison last night long enough
to make good hla boa at—that he
would never l>e landed In the peni
tentiary.
With the Iron weight off his leg,
Gardner waited until 1:30 a. m. to
day to make good hla escape from
the train near Castle Hock.
At thia point, a confederate, armed
with two automatics, appeared aud
denly and held up the two guards,
robbed them of $220 in caah, re
leaned Gardner's hands and walked
out of the car with Gardner a free
man.
The pair left the train near Castle
Rock-- The unknown accomplice of
Gardner was described ns a rough
looking character, about 45 yeara
old, wearing a blue suit, the coat
torn down the back. He was about
fiva feet, six or seven inches.
• • •
Guards Free Selves
and Give Alarm
PORTLAND, Ore., June 11.--
Roy Gardner, escaped mail bandit,
has taken to the hills, with Sheriff
Hoggett. of Castle Rock, and his
son, aided by the Kalama chief of
police and three deputies and Gard
ner's guards In close pursuit.
After handcuffing the depuNen
with his own Irons, Gardner do
parted thru a window with the man
who had freed him In close at
tendance. They left the train as
It drew Into the Castle Rock sta
tion.
The alarm was given shortly
(Turu to I'uge Column 4)
ance that a better and more profitable contract can
be obtained.
It may even be possible to finance a few bamf
concerts. It is a serious mistake to cut them outw
What the park board gains, financially, in this elim
ination, the street car system loses. So far as thd
city as a whole is concerned, the elimination of band
concerts won't save a nickel.
The park board has its program mixed a bit. It
carries on with the profiteers and eliminates band
concerts.
The very reverse ought to be done.
ELIMINATE THE PROFITEERS AND CARRY
ON WITH THE CONCERTS!
7 j TH
LATE
EDITION
BABY (XL, BOY,
H HOUSE ESCAPE
HAIL Of BOUTS
Aged Housekeeper Close to
as Demented Man , 4
Runs Wild
John A. Boatman, a pattern maker at the Todd dly
docks, fired two pistol shots at his elderly housekeep
er, Mrs. Hannah Reef, as she fled from bis homsli"
2509 19th ave. S., Saturday morning, then ended hie
life with a bullet thru his brain.
Mrs. Reef miraculously escaped without a scratch,
finding shelter in the home of a neighbor, Hairy
Learn.
During the shooting, Andrew and Armilla, the two
Boatman babies, remained in the house unharmea.
The police found them on the bed in Mrs. Reef's room,
adjoining that in which their father killed himself.
Mrs. Reef told the police a graphic story of the
shooting asd the strange events that preceded it She
had been employed about three months in the Boat
man home, a rambling structure on Beacon hill.
She nursed Mrs. Boatman thru her I
last Illness, which ended in her;
death April 18. Ever since that time. !
Mrs. Keef said, Boutmun hud been
"going Insane."
"He talked a lot with the spirits," I
she explained. "I'd hear him In his;
room at night. Sometimes he'd talk
quite loud. At other times it was
Just a mumble.
TOIJI III'.It HE HAD
IIEAKD UAUKIKI/K TBI MI'ETS
"Thursday night, he told me, he
had heard Gabriel's trumpets. He
came to my door and wanted to get
in to see the baby. Andrew. Andrew
is 10 months old, and slept in a cot
beside my bed. Armilla, the little
girl, slept In the room with him.
She's 22 months old.
"I had been afraid of Boatman
for quite awhile, and had moved the
head of my bed up against the door
so he couldn't open it. 1 didn't let
him In. and heard him walking
downstairs. Then I heard him out
side.
"1 got up and opened the window
and looked out. He was out in the
Street with Just his night shirt on.
I was ufraid. I got up and ran over
to Mr. and Mrs. Learn's house, at
1911 Bay view St., Ju:<t around the
corner there, und got Mr. Learn to
come over.
"When we got back Boatman had |
gone to my room und got Andrew
He was standing on the steps with
the baby in his arms as we came up.
"When he saw us, he said, "Every
thing's all right now,' and went Into
the house. He put the baby to bed,
went into his own room and I went
back to mine, barring the door again.
AGAIN HEARS HIM
TALK TO "SriKITS"
"I<ast night I hoard him talking
quite lond to the 'spirits,' but I knew
he couldn't get into my room, so It
didn't bother me.
"As usual, I got up early this I
morning to get the breakfast. Hout
man asked me if I'd dress Armilla. j
and I went to bis room und got
tier.
"He got up, but didn't dress —Just
pulled his punts on over Ills night
shirt. 1 didn't notice much what
TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE
he was doing, but I heard htm
mumbling to the 'spirits' again. H*
was sitting at his desk In the front
room.
"He must have gone out of the
house for a few minutes because Mr.
and Mrs. Rogovltch, who live on the
other side of our house from tbe
I .earns, at 1900 Walte St.. told me he
woke them up about 5:30 by break
ing the lock on their front door."
The Kogovitches said Boatman,
after fireaklng the lock, entered their
hall and tried the door leading to
their bedroom.
"My wife hollered, 'WTiat do yoa
want?'" said Rogovltch, "and BaSt>
man unswered, 'I want Maggie.'
"Maggie, that's Mrs. Maggie De
Winter, our married daughter. My
wife told Boatman Maggie had (OM
to her sifter's.
1IAI) GUN IN HIS
HAM); STAKED THEM
"'I don't believe it,' he said, and
my wife opened the door to show
him Maggie's bed. Boatman had n
gun In bis hand. We were pretty
scared, but when Boatman saw the
bed hadn't been slept in, he turned
around and walked out without •
(Turn to Page 4, Column 5)
BANK BANDITS
KIDNAP CASHER
Rob Bank at Addy, Wash.,
and Flee in Car
SPOKANE, June 11. —Two armed
; automobile bandits Shortly before
1 noon today entered the bank at Ad-
I dy, Wash., AO mile* north of Spo
kane, ncooiied up all the ihoney in
I sight, klilnupnd the caahler and fled
.south In their car with him -a» a
prisoner.
No chock on the amount taken hM
been made.
I'oi.a«a» aro watching i —iia

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